A lot of fans were incredibly excited to hear that Black Panther was finally going to get his solo film. The character will be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War before he flies solo. The character will be played by Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up), and he's the perfect actor to take on the challenge of brining this hero to life. Comic Book Resources had the opportunity to talk to the actor, and he talked about the big Marvel movie announcement event.
"The reaction on stage at the El Capitan Theater was, like, amazing. Just to be there — the way that Marvel set it up and wanted to surprise people with it, it was one of the best surprises that I’ve ever been a part of….I’ve heard from a lot of my friends, and a lot of people I don’t know have congratulated me — but I’ve actually not heard a lot from other people because I went away. I tried to get away from everything just to ground myself. But it’s been amazing. I’m so excited! I’m ready to start right now, and they’re telling me, ‘Slow down a little bit!’"
He then goes on to talk about Black Panther, saying that a movie like this has never been done the way they are planning to do it.
"It’s been done before in different ways, but it’s never been done exactly like this. Wesley Snipes also had his own franchise — you have to acknowledge that. You have to acknowledge what [Anthony] Mackie’s doing [with the Falcon]. But this is a little different in the way that Marvel is presenting it, so it’s amazing."
I'm really curious to see how Marvel is planning on presenting the character, and how it will be different than what has already been done. I'm sure over time more details will find their way into the light. From a previous report regarding Doctor Strange we leaned that Marvel isn't interested in telling anymore origin stories, so there's a chance they might skip it for Black Panther as well. Whatever they do, Black Panther is a badass character that is going to make a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.